Smallholder coffee farms in Nicaragua produce industrial strength wastewater but have little to no regulatory oversight, resulting in discharge of the wastewater to surface waters. This deteriorates water quality and can prohibit productive use of the surface waters by downstream users. A team of Seattle University faculty and students collaborated with University of Central America (UCA) – Managua faculty and students to design a wastewater treatment system for one smallholder farm in San Antonio, Nicaragua. The purpose of the CEJS project was to disseminate the results of the project via journal publication and to other smallholder farms in the region

Below is a video documenting the project: